Sunday, October 11, 2015

Saving the archives

When I first started this blog, it was my intention to have it be our family's on line scrapbook.  A place where I could keep record of things as they happen - for us and for our far-away family too.
Way back when, before children, I was pretty good at keeping up with letter writing, but as our family grew and my free time shrank, letters became fewer and fewer.  And let's not even mention all the double prints I had made intending to send along in those letters.  All that to say, blogging became the perfect way to let our family see what we were up to, and how the children were growing.
Once I got the hang of things, I liked it way better than scrapbooking.  I didn't have to clear a space to work, or clean up afterwards, and it was free.  

I know the grandparents have especially appreciated the blog.  It helps them feel closer and current.  I like how easy it is to capture moments in pictures and words.  I've always said to Eric, "I sure hope Blogger never crashes.  I'd so hate to lose all these posts."  

Maybe I'm the last to know about this, but just in case you didn't know either, there IS a way to preserve all your posts!

Print Friendly is a Google Chrome extension that will transform your blog into a PDF, getting rid of all the extras and just leaving you with a well-formatted booklet of your posts.   You have the option to print the page or save as PDF and download that to your computer.  

You can also add that feature right onto your blog, if you wish, so readers can save/print. (which is probably what other bloggers use - that allow you to print a recipe from their page.)

It's going to take me some time to go through all my past posts and convert them, but I am mostly just wanting to safeguard the events and happenings with our family (not recipes and other things like that.)  I'm just glad I stumbled on a way to back it up.  I thought you'd want to know too.  :-)  


  1. Thanks so much for sharing this, Carol! I'm featuring this in my next link-up post! :)

    1. Oh, thanks, Joy. I was so happy to find a way to save all these special memories that I wanted everyone to know! :-) I still need to play around with it a little so that I can just download only the posts I want. If you try it out, let me know what you think. :-)


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